Just wondered if we could cheer up one of our neighbours. We can pass on any pictures through the school too. Please read on.
Hi everyone, I stopped to chat with one of my elderly neighbours (Betty, aged 92) yesterday. She lives by Buckhurst Hill Primary School and always stands at the window and waves to the children - it’s always the highlight of her day. Since the school has closed and we’ve been in lockdown she seems so lonely, one of her neighbours died recently and she has no family at all. She goes out EVERY DAY to the local shop at the top of the road (the shopkeeper is making sure she has everything she needs) - she really shouldn’t be putting herself at risk like this but she is craving company so she won’t let anyone shop for her.
I wondered how I could help her and cheer her up. I’m going to get my son to draw her a picture and write her a letter and I wondered if any other children might want to write to her too. I can print off letters and post them through her door if anyone would like to help or if you are passing her house, please wave and chat to her. Her name is Betty, she loves cats and foxes (she feeds the foxes every evening) and she has lived in Loughton/Buckhurst Hill since 1941.
I just feel so sad for her, if anyone has any other ideas, please let me know.
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Just thought I'd share this with the class.
On Friday the 20th March 2020, the school gates closed... I was surprised as it was a few weeks before the Easter holidays. All the children, except children of key workers were sent home. It was fun! I played with my little brother, painted rainbows for our windows, jumped on my trampoline. The weather was nice and warm. After a little while, I started to miss my friends, my teachers and I missed learning how to swim. I looked forward to talking to my friends on the phone and spent time learning new things on twinkl.
I hope that when the coronavirus is over, we can all be together again, we can go out and play, learn and have fun all together again.
For now I will stay at home so I can protect my family and other families too.
PLEASE GO AWAY
I miss my friends and family and just want to play!
We will find a way, to get rid of you once and for all, our key workers are saving the day!
THANK YOU KEY WORKERS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO, WE KNOW YOU HAVE FAMILIES TOO.
Stop taking lives
You've hurt so many families
it breaks our hearts every time
I will stay at home
if it means we stay protected and keep you from spreading, I will do all that I can to STOP you infecting.
Amber H, age ( nearly 8)
Bless you all, speak soon.
Hope you are enjoying the Easter holidays. Today would be the first day proper of the Easter break, but at the moment that doesn’t feel exactly how it is. No matter. Some of you will want to take a break from school work, and some of you will fancy carrying on with your learning now that you’ve found your new normal. Either way is absolutely fine. Miss Gove and I will be checking our email periodically every few days, so if you have any issues, queries or just want to send us something to post on the class pages then please get in touch, we will get back to you.
Enjoy the break as much as you can and know we’ll be posting some more English and Maths lessons come the week starting April 20th.
All our very best
See you soon
Miss Gove & Mr Stuckey
We are putting together a regular Year 3 newsletter!
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You'll be pleased to know I am fighting fit and raring to go!
Here are a couple of ideas of how to focus your learning this week.
If you have a copy of the book, finish it, and if you don't, here's a link so that you can watch it. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6deqhc
The children could have a go at writing a book review, telling us what they thought about the story, the characters, what they particularly enjoyed or would change. They can tell us if they would recommend it to a friend and why. Would they read another story by David Walliams? What about trying another David Walliams story or comparing it to a Roald Dahl book.
Or could they imagine trying to become an MP like Mrs Crumb? What would their manifesto be, what would they like to change, what laws would they bring in and why? They could make a poster or leaflet with these on.
Any daily reading is, of course, beneficial.
This is a weeks worth of learning on fractions.
Don't forget that it is always beneficial to recap times tables and number bonds up to 20.
Here are a few websites which could help support the children's learning.
There is also Joe Wicks doing PE every morning, Myleene Klass doing music without an instrument and Carol Vorderman doing Maths every day on YouTube.
Please encourage your children to be as active as possible and remember the value of joining you in normal home routines like cooking, tidying up, doing the garden.....
Do not worry if you are unable to access any of these resources. Children continue to learn through play and joining in with you as you go about your day.
Take care of yourselves and each other. We miss you loads and will post regularly on this page. If you have any problems or queries, please contact me on email@example.com and I will respond as quickly as I can.
A little extra help and advice for working online with children.